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WES LANG (and James Frey)


Wes Lang Hardcover

by James Frey  (Author) , Wes Lang (Artist)

Wes Lang’s (born 1972) first monograph focuses on his works on paper–complicated arrangements of his typically American iconography, expertly rendered in ink and paint and juxtaposed in riotous combinations. These images, selected from a decade’s worth of material, range from the artist’s covers for a 2012 Grateful Dead box set chronicling their epic 1990 tour (fulfilling a teenage dream of Lang’s) to precise classical drawing reminiscent of a nineteenth-century illustrator, in a dizzying mix of American history, biker culture, tattoo iconography, ornament, Native American art, pin-ups, newspaper headlines and Taoist texts. This book–the only Wes Lang monograph in print–contains an essay by author James Frey and will undoubtedly appeal to both Lang’s substantial online following and to fans of Americana.

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Posted on November 19, 2013 by Editor

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